Can anyone who is familiar with this torch give me some tips on
using it? I am used to acet/atmospheric air torches but live in a
NYC apt. so the Smith was the best fit for my bench... but I keep
melting simple things - any tips would be appreciated.
Following applies to any new torch.
Open propane and adjust until you have 2 inch flame. Slowly add
oxygen, until flame changes to blue with slight yellow tip. That is
reducing flame, where most of the work is done. Try to do some
soldering. If flame is too hot, reduce the size of propane flame and
adjust as before. If it too cold, than vise versa. Wich some
experimentation, you will know in very short time.
Neutral and oxidizing flames should not be used until familiarity
with torch is established, but the process is the same. Start with
propane of certain size and adjust oxygen to desired configuration.